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In the words of Thomas Edison: ‘Be Courageous.’

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PITTSTON, PA — November 17, 2014 — The prestigious Edison Awards™ — which has recognized advances such as the Apple ipad; Keurig Vue® single cup brewing system; and OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)— adds a dental category for 2015.

Today, groundbreaking discoveries in dentistry and their creators might be one nomination away from joining the ranks of previous winners, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing.

Nominate a product or service for an Edison Award or Edison Green Award to achieve this distinguished status and gain entrée into this elite circle of visionaries. Download the 2015 Nomination Guide and complete the online Nomination Form: Final deadline is December 5, 2014. Follow the instructions on the form, and submit your nomination, along with the entry fee, as directed. Winners will be announced during the April 2015 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

This year, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals joins forces for the first time with the Edison Awards™ in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world.

In the words of the magazine's founders Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen: “Together, we are bringing dental innovations out of the shadows and giving them the international recognition they deserve. Here’s how: Edison will now feature categories honoring the year’s most innovative dental equipment, merchandise and technology. They’ll rigorously screen all nominees to determine the finalists, who will be featured in the spring issue of Incisal Edge. The finalists will then be invited to attend the annual Edison Awards Gala (the Oscars of innovation) and bask in the adulation.”

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. To celebrate excellence in dental design, the magazine will profile the winners of its 2nd annual Design Awards in the magazine’s winter edition. For additional information regarding Incisal Edge magazine, visit:

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distribution company in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to ‘deliver success, smile after smile.’ Over the past decade, Benco has been the nation’s fastest growing dental distributor, now servicing more than 35,000 dentists and dental laboratories. Within the past 83 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and two design showrooms. Those design showrooms, one at the company’s PA headquarters and one in Southern California, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office. For more information, visit or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

About The Edison Awards™

Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

The value of an Edison Award™ is powerful in terms of its ability to boost recognition and market visibility. For more information, visit 

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